Guanaco

Guanaco

A social animal with a long history

The llama is a domesticated South American camel that has been used as a pack animal in Andean cultures since pre-Columbian times.
Llamas are social animals and live in packs. Llamas can learn simple tasks after a few repetitions. When carrying a load, they can carry about 25 to 30% of their body weight over a distance of 8 to 13 kilometers.

Characteristics

Order:
Artiodactyla

Family:
Camelidae

Scientific name:
Lama glama

Habitat:
Shrubland, grassland

Origin:
South America

Current trend:
Increase

Number of individuals in the world:
1.000.000

Lifetime:
15-25 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

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